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Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. All shows in the music hall start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets or phone charge at 703-573-7328. For more information, visit

* Dec. 8: A Peter White Christmas

* Dec. 9: 1964: the Beatles Tribute

* Dec. 10: Suzy Boggus Christmas Show

* Dec. 11: Melissa Ferrick, 7:30 p.m. Los Straitjackets & The Pontani Sisters, 10 p.m.

* Dec. 12: Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mt. Boys

* Dec. 14: Rockapella

Bistro Europa, 715 King St., Alexandria, 703-549-0533. Live entertainment Tuesday-Saturday. Karaoke Saturday night at 9 p.m.

Chadwick's, 203 S. Strand St., Alexandria. 703-836-4442. Acoustic music Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Evening Star Café, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-549-5051. Live music every Thursday and wine and jazz every Wednesday in the No. 9 Upstairs Lounge. Free wine tasting in the Daily Planet Wine Shop, Friday, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

Fish Market, 105 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-5677. Live music Friday and Saturday.

Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant, 555 S. 23rd St., 703-685-0555. Comedy show on Monday nights starting at 8 p.m. Karaoke on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday champagne brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Drag shows on Sunday nights, starting at 9 p.m.

Janet's Java, 5735 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, 703-960-2900.

King Street Blues, 112 N. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, 703-836-8800.

Laporta’s, 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-683-6313. Laporta’s Restaurant offers live jazz every night Monday through Saturday with free parking and no cover or minimum.

* Thursdays: Satin Doll, '30s and '40s swing jazz, 7:30-10 p.m.

* Fridays/Saturdays: Sharon Clark Trio, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

* Sundays: Martini Red, 6-9 p.m.

* Mondays: David Brathwaite, piano, 6-9:30 p.m.

* Tuesdays: Jim Olsen, jazz piano, 6-9:30 p.m.

Las Tapas Restaurant, 710 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-4000. Authentic flamenco performances are accompanied by live Spanish guitar music on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 and 9 p.m.

Laughing Lizard Lounge, 1324 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-7885.

Mango Mike’s, 4111 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-1166. Swing to the sounds of the Caribbean at the café with an island twist.

Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, 703-838-8000. Piano bar is featured Thursday-Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to closing.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 713 King St., Alexandria, 703-548-1717. Old World Irish Pub offers Irish-style entertainment nightly.

* Dec. 9: Double Down, Brendan & Val

* Dec. 10-11: Brendan & Val

* Dec. 12-13: Double Down

* Dec. 14-6: Double Down, Rocky Guttman

Pat Troy’s, 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-549-4535. Pat Troy’s Irish restaurant and pub offers a nightly entertainment schedule.

Rock It Grill, 1319 King St., Alexandria, 703-739-2274. Karaoke seven days a week from 9:30 p.m.-closing.

Santa Fe East, 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-548-6900. Pianist Joe Forry plays every Friday and Saturday evening from 9 p.m.-closing.

Southside 815, 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria, 703-836-6222.

* Tuesdays: Practically Einstein

* Wednesdays: Laurence McKenna of Shag

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-739-9268. Performances are from 8-10 p.m., unless otherwise specified; Sunday performances are from 3-5 p.m.

* Dec. 8: Steve Key

* Dec. 9; Not So Modern Jazzz band

* Dec. 10: Howard Rubin

* Dec. 11: Janna Audey

* Dec. 15: Open Mic

* Dec. 16: Not So Modern Jazz Band

Taverna Cretekou, 818 King St., Alexandria, 703-548-8688. Wednesdays: singer Maria Isolina and her band, Sol y Rumba, 8 p.m.

Tiffany Tavern, 1116 King St., Alexandria, 703-836-8844. Open mic nights Monday-Thursday. Bluegrass band every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Two Nineteen, 219 King St., Alexandria, 703-549-1141. Jazz musician John Cocuzzi plays Tuesday through Saturday.

The Village Wharf, 7966 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. 703-765-0661.

Zig’s, 4531 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-823-2777. Bands until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, live entertainment nightly. Comedy at 8 and 10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Comedy at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Full menu until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

* Dec. 8: Eduardo Garcia

* Dec. 9: Jeff Aquila, Crush Run

* Dec. 10: Stella Mira, Nork

* Dec. 14: 80's Night